The Covid-19 pandemic has not stopped giving UEFA a chilly sweat. The Union of European Soccer Associations stated on Tuesday 30 June that there have been no "No cause to plan Plan B", whereas measures have been taken to Lisbon, the place the Champions League last event is to happen.
"We hope that the whole lot might be tremendous and that it is going to be potential to prepare the event in Portugal", a UEFA spokesman informed Agence France-Presse, saying that the physique of European soccer is "In everlasting contact with the Portuguese Soccer Federation and native authorities". "We monitor the scenario every day and adapt when the time comes if obligatory"he stated, echoing the phrases of UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin on June 17.
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As of Wednesday, residents of 19 neighborhoods within the northern suburbs of Lisbon, the place foci of contagion to the coronavirus persist, will once more be confined to their properties, introduced Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
The ultimate of the 2019-2020 Champions League, competitors suspended mid-March due to the coronavirus, is scheduled for Sunday, August 23 in Lisbon, after an unprecedented last event bringing collectively eight groups within the Portuguese capital from 12 August.
4 groups have already certified for the quarter-finals: Paris SG, RB Leipzig, Atalanta Bergamo and Atlético Madrid. The opposite 4 tickets might be awarded after the spherical of 16 last remaining to be performed and scheduled for August 7 and eight in locations but to be decided, both on the house workforce’s area or in Portugal. The presence or not of spectators on this event might be "Frequently evaluated" relying on the well being scenario, UEFA stated on June 17.